I just invested in Ford assuming it to be a good long term hold. Are there any reliable sales numbers on the new aluminum pickup? That to me seems a good approach especially considering gasoline costs. Is this vehicle available as Hybrid or will it soon be?
The 2015 aluminum F-150 will not be available until about September.
Currently there is no known plans for a hybrid version. There is a new 2.7L EcoBoost V6 for the truck that has a block cast from Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) which has never been used in a production gasoline engine before. It had only been used in diesel and race engines before. This material enables the block to be lighter and much stronger. I suspect because of this that the turbo boost will be higher than usual, enabling the engine to put out about as much power, when needed, as the 3.5L EcoBoost engine and be able to deliver even better fuel mileage when not putting high demand on the engine and there is no boost.